A progressive damage method is adopted to predict the structural strength of a woven out-of plane composite bonded π joint. A 3D progressive damage model is established and analyzed via a user defined subroutine embedded into the general FEA package. The numerical prediction gives the information of damage onset, damage propagation and final failure pattern, initial and final failure strength. Three samples of woven composite π joint under tensile load are tested to verify the numerical results. The numerical prediction agrees well with the experimental outcomes. All the numerical and experimental results provide insight into the basic understanding of static strength of woven composite bonded π joint.